Chiang Rai is Thailand’s northern province and Mae Sai the northerly most city in Thailand. Northern Thailand is the former Kingdom of Lanna (million rice fields).
Northern Thailand is part of the infamous Golden Triangle, bordering Burma and Laos.
Northern Thailand Thai Airways has regular daily flights to Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai.
Rail service from Hualampong serves Phrae, Lamphang and Chiang Rai. Den Chai is the nearest rail service to Chiang Rai. Overnight sleepers are available.
Bus service from Bangkok to all northern cites from the Northern (Chatuchak) Bus Station near the Mochit Sky Train Station. VIP (24 seat) buses are the best choice.